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Who said: "He might be an SOB, but he is our SOB"? And who was "He"?

I received an angry email from someone who has read my earlier Gadhafi: He might be an SOB, but he is our SOB : Hi Leon, I wiped you off my mental list of readable writers when you referred to Gadhafi as an SOB. Goodbye, Tom Lowe Borrego Springs, CA Ouch! That hurt. Well, Tom... I couldn't believe it the day that you left Cleaned out your closet, cleared off your shelves Loaded your car and you drove out of sight But I never said goodbye I'll never say goodbye The door's always open, I leave on a light I'm always waiting in case you drop by I'll never say goodbye (read the rest of Dolly Parton's I'll Never Say Goodbye . Now.. seriously. Tom, someone your age should be familiar with, you know, famous sayings in U.S. history, including that "Our SOB" quote. There is, however, a debate among historians about who actually said "He might be an SOB, but he is our SOB" and who he was referring to. Here are the choices: 1. FDR said that about Tru